Zimbabwe economy: Crisis wipes out Christmas cheer

Not so merry and bright - why there hasn't been much to celebrate in Zimbabwe this festive period.

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    It has been a bleak festive season for many Zimbabweans this year, as the country struggles with food and fuel shortages.

    Even in the toughest times, sales rocketed in the days before Christmas, but this year businesses have not seen the usual seasonal rush.

    It's a far cry from the revived economy President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised when he took over from Robert Mugabe more than a year ago.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.


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